Labrador Tea and Lodgepole Pine encircle pools of mineralized water, Sylvan Pass area, YNP
(c) riverwindphotography, June 2021
Mother and Child by Sam Clark
Glacier National Park, Montana Nikhil Shah
Glacier Grey in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
Banff National Park, Canada
Let’s just say I wouldn’t want to fall into that. It was so loud in person you couldn’t hear anyone talking and my dad was right beside me. It sounded like a very loud and huge tea kettle, just without the whistle thank goodness. 🌋 It looked as if it had two fumaroles and a boiling hot spring all in one area. Could definitely have been connected.
Big Trees Trail ...in Sequoia National Park
Don't idolize billionaires. Please do a little more research on how they got to that position in the first place and you'll start to notice plot holes. The game is rigged people, and not for our majority. So I say again, do not idolize the rich. They stepped on us and our ancestors to get to the "top".
If you’ve never tried vertical panoramas, you absolutely should.
I cropped the top because I made it all the way back to the tree line and that can be a bit dizzying.
Majestic in the Mountains
The Fairmont Banff Springs, formerly and commonly known as the Banff Springs Hotel, is a historic hotel located in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The hotel opened in 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, as one of the earliest of Canada's grand railway hotels. The building was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.
Life finds a way.
Driving along past an old forest fire site and grass, trees and bushes were all growing back in force. There are even 3 Elk eating grass 2/3’s up the hill.
Happy First Day of Summer! On this day in 1945, President Harry Truman was visiting Washington State and described Mount Rainier in a letter to his wife Bess: “…To the east is Mt. Rainier a most beautiful mountain a hundred or so feet over 14000. It looked like a big ice cream cone upside down, or more like the ice cream out of one of the old conical dippers we had long ago…”
Sounds good! Who is looking forward to a summer of Mount Rainier and ice cream (metaphorical or literal)? What does your view of Mount Rainier look like today?
Source: National Archives: Letter from Harry S. Truman to Bess W. Truman. Photo of a postcard of Mount Rainier included in the letter. ~kl
Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail ridge